Policy Number: 42

Faculty Organization

Subject:

Interfaculty Council

Scope:

Faculty Members

Date Reviewed: April 2008

Responsible Office: Office of Academic and Research Affairs

Responsible Executive: Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs

I.     POLICY AND GENERAL STATEMENT

Faculty have a major role in the governance of their respective institutions in the areas and ways detailed in Rule 40101 of The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations. To fulfill these duties, the faculty has formed organizational bodies at the university level and at the individual school level.

The Interfaculty Council (“IFC”) acts as an advisory body to the President. The primary purposes of the IFC are to increase communication among and between the faculty and the administration, and to promote matters of importance to the faculties of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (“university”). The IFC addresses issues related to faculty governance and academic affairs; faculty status, rights and responsibilities; and administrative affairs. The IFC maintains an active liaison with the administration of the university and the school faculty governance organizations. The Resources tab contains a link to the Bylaws of the Interfaculty Council and the bylaws of the faculty organizations at the individual schools.

II.     PROCEDURE

All faculty bylaws are subject to the approval of the faculty members involved, the appropriate dean and the President or executive designee.

III.     CONTACTS

ContactTelephoneEmail/Web Address
Office of Academic and Research Affairs 713-500-3062

http://www.uthouston.edu/evpara/personnel.htm

http://www.uthouston.edu/academics/